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2021 is the year for everyone across the UK to Bee the Change! - Bumblebee Conversation Trust

The Bumblebee Conversation Trust is on a mission to help everyone Bee the Change in their local area. We’re asking people across the UK to take simple, quick micro-actions to make their postcode more bumblebee-friendly.

Garden bumblebee (Bombus hortorum) © Pieter Haringsma
Garden bumblebee (Bombus hortorum) © Pieter Haringsma

Bumblebees are familiar and much-loved insects that pollinate our crops and wildflowers. But bumblebees are in trouble and need our help. Over the past century our landscape has lost millions of the flowers they rely on to survive.

Through the campaign, people will pledge to Bee the Change and carry out quick and simple micro-actions like spotting nearby bumblebees, growing bee-friendly plants, creating wild bumblebee havens, and spreading the #BeeTheChange message with their friends, families and local communities.

Visit our Bee the Change pages now to make your pledge.

Throughout 2021, the Bumblebee Conservation Trust will supply downloadable free resources and how-to guides helping everyone to Bee the Change wherever they live. Anyone can take part, whether they live in the city or the countryside, and whether they have a garden, a flowerpot or no outdoor space at all.

Chloe Headdon, Bee the Change Project Officer at the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, said: “By taking simple actions for bumblebees, together we can get these pollinating superheroes buzzing again and make a big combined change for nature. Everyone can help these amazing insects by pledging to Bee the Change.”

The campaign has been inspired by recent research we carried out which showed that six in 10 UK adults think ‘bees dying off’ is a very serious issue – a similar number of people to those with concerns about climate change and deforestation.

Posted on: 18 March 2021

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